Black art is American art. Black issues are American issues. The Black Lives Matter protests have resulted in powerful artwork derived from passion, grief, persistence, and the pursuit of justice. But it’s not just about the protests. Black artists have always made art that reflects their lives, from joy to sorrow to community and culture. MFA invited Black artists to submit up to two original pieces to this online exhibition.

A year long MFA Membership was given to the three artists whose pieces got the most votes in our People’s Choice Voting Gallery. Congratulations to our winners and to all the artists who helped make this show so impactful and poignant.

Check out the whole show here.

First Place:

Roots, digital photograph, by Morghan McQuaige

Second Place:

Brothers on Bikes, digital photograph, by David Carlton Hartful, Jr.

Third Place:

Us, embroidery floss on canvas, by TLBarwick

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